Legislation that Advocates Say Violates
ADA has Passed U.S. House
Advocates are up in arms about the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620) which has now passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill could set disability rights back decades and violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The purpose of the bill is to require the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies to promote access for persons with disabilities, but it also includes a new provision concerning public access.